Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 7, NO. 3 / JULY 1988

New Products

New Products notices are compiled by the Antic staff from information provided by the products' manufacturers. Antic welcomes such submissions, but assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these notices or the performance of the products listed.

(operating system)
Merrill Ward & Associates
255 N. El Cielo Road, #222
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(619) 328-8728
$59, 64K disk

ST jr (GOE) is a cartridge that lets you use an ST mouse in joystick port 1 to perform a variety of DOS functions from the 8-bit desktop. The operating system package includes a mouse-operated paint program and a word processor complete with five different font selections. Demo disks are $5.

(inventory software)
D&F Sports Enterprises
713 Wicker Avenue
Streamwood, IL 60107
$19.95, 48K disk

How do you figure? Willie Mays hit his 600th career homer in 1969. His 1970 baseball card costs about $25 today. Reggie Jackson hit 47 home runs that year--fading badly in the second half--yet his 1970 card costs about $35. This is the kind of information available in Card Tracker, a database for baseball card enthusiasts who want to keep their inventory updated. One-touch commands let you move about a given file, update and print the card set. A Card Information List can be printed by card number, player name or team.

Card Tracker comes with current Topps, Donruss, Fleer and Sportsflics baseball databases. Available databases date back to 1948. Football, basketball and hockey databases will be available soon. Additional data disks cost $4.95 each, and the $6.95 you pay for a demo version of Card Tracker applies toward purchase of the actual product.

(game utility)
Alpha Systems
1012 Skyland Drive
Macedonia, OH 44056
(216) 467-5665
$24.95, 48K disk

Play Zork or The Pawn with an unlimited number of lives. See what happens when you win. It's easy--just Cheat! Alter more than 100 Atari 8-bit games so you can play with unlimited lives--and when you've become an expert at your favorite game, the Uncheat! utility converts the game back to its original state.

(utility & game software)
Ramx Software Co.
P.O. Box 4531
Ramona, CA 92065
48K disk

Micro Plants ($15 for two disks) helps you take care of your fine indoor and outdoor garden plants, telling you all you need to know for keeping them healthy. Home Secretary ($20) takes care of all your home printing needs--index cards, envelopes, etc. And Snigglefritz ($15) is a two-player joystick-driven math learning game.

(gaming software)
Software Exchange
P.O. Box 5382
West Bloomfield, MI 48033
(800) 527-9467--National
(313) 626-7208--Michigan
$49.95, 16K disk

Use your Atari to handicap professional baseball games using information found in your newspaper's sports section. It takes only five minutes to enter the data necessary to perform the statistical analysis that predicts the winner, spread and total runs in the game.

Origin Systems Inc.
136 Harvey Koad, Bldg. B
Londonderry, NH 03053
(603) 644-3360

At last--help for the clueless. The Quest for Clues book contains solutions to 50 popular text adventure and fantasy role-playing games including Autoduel, Ultima IV, Bard's Tale and King's Quest III, as well as more than 80 detailed, easy-to-read maps. Major clues are encoded, so you don't accidentally discover more than you need. An overview of each game is provided to help you decide on future purchases. The package also features "Golden Age of Adventure," an account of the evolution of computer games

(adventure maps)
Mars Merchandising
15 W. 615 Diversey
Elmhurts, IL 60126
(312) 530-0988

Players of Intellicreations' Alternate Reality game will benefit from the guidance of these two maps. ARM + C ($4.95) locates every guild, bank, casino, dungeon entrance, trap and secret wall in the city of Xebec's Demise. Also includes a list of 52 potions and a journal for recordkeeping. ARM + D ($5.95) details all four levels of the dungeon and gives hints for survival.

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